Complications from Traumatic Brain Injuries
Nearly 2 million people suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries every year, according to the CDC, and many of them cause lasting complications. Closed head trauma, the most common type of Traumatic Brain Injury, occurs when the head experiences a jolt or blow, causing the brain to bump against the skull. Traumatic Brain Injuries cause disruption to normal brain function, and can have many causes including automobile accidents, work injuries, recreational accidents, and sporting injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries can be classified as mild, moderate, and severe. A mild TBI results in brief and temporary changes to the mental state, such as concussions, while a severe TBI results in extended periods of unconsciousness, memory loss, or altered brain function. Traumatic Brain Injuries of any level can be disabling.
Complications from Traumatic Brain Injuries include alterations to emotions, senses, language, thinking, or movement; an increased risk for other brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy; even such serious problems as coma, paralysis, and stroke.
SSD and TBI
If you or someone you love has suffered from a TBI that prevents you from working for at least 12 consecutive months, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. No matter what kind of TBI you have suffered, it is important to apply as soon as possible for your SSD or SSI benefits.
The lawyers at Berger and Green have helped people who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries get the benefits they deserve. They understand the difficulties of living with a Traumatic Brain Injury that prevents you from working. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied, call Berger and Green for a free evaluation of your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free evaluation today.
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